PLP ratifies John Pinder completing slate of candidates
The Progressive Liberal Party has ratified John H.W. Pinder, Jr. as the candidate for South Abaco.
With his ratification, the PLP’s slate of candidates is officially complete ahead of the upcoming general election.
Pinder, an Abaco native and a direct descendant of Hope Town’s first settlers, joins a diverse and exciting group of candidates, who will bring expertise and determination to the urgent task of creating real change in The Bahamas.
“Bahamians are looking for change and value fresh perspectives,” said Philip Brave Davis, party leader.
“A substantial majority of our candidates are new to front-line politics - but they all care passionately about our country and have put themselves forward to make a difference.”
“They may be new to politics, but they were ratified because of their achievements in other fields. We were looking for strong leaders capable of rolling up their sleeves and making a difference on day one,” Davis said.
“John Pinder Jr. is a perfect example. An Abaco native, he’s an Estate Manager and Realtor who lost his home in Hurricane Dorian and was living in a tent with his young family. He chose to stay in Abaco to help with recovery and rebuilding. He has helped to organize aid distribution, worked in the food centres serving meals to hundreds of Dorian survivors, and coordinated NGOs and quasi-private/government projects for rebuilding. John is a man who solves problems instead of running from them. We know he will play a critical leadership role in rebuilding Abaco.”
Pinder joins more than two dozen political newcomers to the PLP, a group that includes community activists, engineers, entrepreneurs, coaches, labour leaders and business managers.